SKIVING desk workers can no longer recall how they got through the day before they had websites to look at.
38-year-old account manager Joanna Kramer found herself contemplating the seemingly unanswerable question when her employers broadband went down for two days.
She said: “I couldn’t get on the web. I couldnt check Facebook. I couldnt even send personal emails.
“I was sitting in front of a fancy typewriter with nothing to do but work.
I realised this yawning abyss of clockwatching horror was what the older generation faced every day. No wonder they all smoked heavily. Why live longer?
60-year-old Bill McKay said: I’ve been surfing Gawker every day for so long than it seems to have wiped my long-term memory. However I think we’d get drunk at lunchtime, and of course sexual harassment was all the rage back then, which killed a lot of time.
Other popular displacement activities of the past included long personal phone calls, making paperclip chains or rubberband balls, and embezzlement.
Company head Roy Hobbs said: They were hard times, very hard. The young people of today dont appreciate how easy it is to avoid work now.
Back then it was a full-time job.